What is Spirituality?
If you take a moment to think of what spirituality is, I can guarantee that you will not be able to find a clear definition. The word ‘spirituality’ is one of those words that has come to be personalized over time.
The most simple definition of spirituality is the state of being concerned with the human spirit reaching for something outside themselves. Are you still wondering what spirituality is? You wouldn’t be alone. So, let’s take a moment to understand the root of this word. What is the spirit? More specifically, what is your spirit?
Spirituality is the divine in us, The dictionary defines spirit as “a force that is believed to animate humans and that endures after departing from the body.” Our spirit is the substance that makes each human being unique. It is what brings life into our physical body. And God gave it to us!
Romans 8:11 NIV
The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.
God gifted to us our spirit & the Holy Spirit. It resides in all of us. It connects us to life, to love- to God. It guides us, warns us, speaks to us and protects us even from ourselves when we listen.
1 Corinthians 2:12 NIV
What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us.
Our spirituality comes from this connection and is also when we live as Christ’s spirit. We are called to live our lives as Jesus directs us- to love one another as He loves us. By living as Jesus lived, we connect our spirit to God.
When we awaken to God who is in us, we feel the spirit! Yes! You are meant to feel the spirit! How? You hear a voice, you feel a presence or a pressure or a tingle. You feel warth, love, harmony and contentment! I’m sure if you think back on situations in your life you can recognize times when you sensed something.leading, guiding and directing you.In other words, our spirit is that aspect in us that transcends time, space and circumstances. Connecting with our spirit means we are one with God.
Spirituality is not “out there” in the material world. It is the way to finding God, within yourself. You won’t find your spirituality with a guru or a spiritual leader teaching you a “new way” of living. Spirituality is going within yourself. It is aligning who you are as God’s creation with how He sees you- seeing yourself through His eyes and believing you are exactly as He has blessed you to be. Connecting to our spirit within our body is the key to spirituality. The spirit is the essence of who we are because it experiences the physical realm through the body and experiences the spiritual realm as the spirit of God.
So many believe that they must seek God in the world- to be on a path of spirituality or even enlightenment. But this idea leads to the belief that God is separate from us. Yet, seeking God is to look within ourselves because that is where God is! He is within each of us! He is always with you! And connecting to your Spirit is how you connect with God!
So, what is spirituality?
Spirituality is about going in and finding your true identity which is none other than God in you!! It is also about connecting with others on this journey and loving as Jesus teaches us to love!
The100FOLDJourney is about living with this understanding. Living from the Spirit, not from the Body or Soul. Our website is designed to guide you on this journey. We are here to help you find your true identity and by doing so finding God's true identity.
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*Published by: Marisa
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